Originally Posted by Missileman
I an NOT saying the .410 is the best choice--obviously the more power the better, but the widespread idea that a .410 is almost useless in self defense is just wrong--I for one would never volunteer to be shot by one.
There, enough said, sorry for the interuption...
Hell yes my friend! No question I would rather be shot with a .38 special ANY DAY!
over 000 or a slug coming out of a .410, BUT I'd take about 3
of those slugs before I'd take 1
coming out of a 12 (or even 20) gauge. However,
the fact that the old .38 special (which is BTW on my top five list of favorite handgun/SD cartridges) or ANY
handgun cartridge even came into this thread in order to defend the ballistics of the .410 speaks for itself. . .
The title of this thread was "Shotgun Cartridge Selection".IMO
The .410 is perfectly acceptable, maybe even ideal for self defense,
but doesn't make much sense in regards to Home Defense.
To each their own. . .